SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Saroch E Edward

(Last) (First) (Middle)
300 JOHNNY BENCH DRIVE

(Street)
OKLAHOMA CITY OK 73104

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
05/01/2008
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
SONIC CORP [ SONC ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
President of subsidiary
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Common Stock 16,556 D
Common Stock ESPP 2,583(1) D
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Non-qualified Stock Option (right to buy) 11/17/2001(2) 11/17/2008 Common Stock 4,392 3.81 D
Incentive Stock Option (right to buy) 11/17/2001(2) 11/17/2008 Common Stock 36,827 3.81 D
Non-qualified Stock Option (right to buy) 04/27/2002(2) 04/27/2009 Common Stock 4,679 5.73 D
Incentive Stock Option (right to buy) 04/27/2002(2) 04/27/2009 Common Stock 9,255 5.73 D
Non-qualified Stock Option (right to buy) 04/25/2003(2) 04/25/2010 Common Stock 5,102 5.71 D
Incentive Stock Option (right to buy) 04/25/2003(2) 04/25/2010 Common Stock 10,197 5.71 D
Incentive Stock Option (right to buy) 04/16/2004(2) 04/16/2011 Common Stock 13,316 7.36 D
Incentive Stock Option (right to buy) 04/30/2005(2) 04/30/2012 Common Stock 7,478 13.03 D
Non-qualified Stock Option (right to buy) 11/15/2005(2) 11/15/2012 Common Stock 11,375 10.75 D
Incentive Stock Option (right to buy) 11/15/2005(2) 11/15/2012 Common Stock 10,052 10.75 D
Non-qualified Stock Option (right to buy) 04/10/2006(2) 04/10/2013 Common Stock 8,825 12.09 D
Incentive Stock Option (right to buy) 04/10/2006(2) 04/10/2013 Common Stock 4,413 12.09 D
Non-qualified Stock Option (right to buy) 08/20/2006(2) 08/20/2013 Common Stock 19,857 10.97 D
Incentive Stock Option (right to buy) 08/20/2006(2) 08/20/2013 Common Stock 4,256 10.97 D
Non-qualified Stock Option (right to buy) 04/29/2007(2) 04/29/2014 Common Stock 8,150 14.22 D
Incentive Stock Option (right to buy) 04/29/2007(2) 04/29/2014 Common Stock 4,076 14.22 D
Non-qualified Stock Option (right to buy) 04/06/2008(2) 04/06/2015 Common Stock 4,089 21.65 D
Incentive Stock Option (right to buy) 04/06/2008(2) 04/06/2015 Common Stock 4,955 21.65 D
Incentive Stock Option (right to buy) 08/17/2008(2) 08/17/2015 Common Stock 1,649 21.07 D
Non-qualified Stock Option (right to buy) 08/17/2008(2) 08/17/2015 Common Stock 12,348 21.07 D
Incentive Stock Option (right to buy) 04/06/2009(2) 04/06/2013 Common Stock 3,329 23.08 D
Non-qualified Stock Option (right to buy) 04/06/2009(2) 04/06/2013 Common Stock 6,659 23.08 D
Non-qualified Stock Option (right to buy) 04/05/2010(2) 04/05/2014 Common Stock 12,568 22.54 D
Incentive Stock Option (right to buy) 04/05/2010(2) 04/05/2014 Common Stock 5,464 22.54 D
Non-qualified Stock Option (right to buy) 01/10/2011(2) 01/10/2015 Common Stock 20,804 22.24 D
Incentive Stock Option (right to buy) 01/10/2011(2) 01/10/2015 Common Stock 4,496 22.24 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Common Stock purchased pursuant to the 1991 Sonic Corp. Stock Purchase Plan as of April 30, 2008.
2. One-third of the total options granted per grant date will vest on each of the first three anniversaries of the date of grant.
Remarks:
/s/ E. Edward Saroch 05/06/2008
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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